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Infrastructure Week Resources

In advance of the U.S. House debating an infrastructure bill this week, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and state groups) is sharing information to help contextualize the various aspects of infrastructure spending included in the package, and how each will impact public health, the environment and climate.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19, Democracy

This week in COVID-19 voting news

This weekly update highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news.

News Release | U.S. PIRG and Environment America

Bill amendment would clean up toxic ‘forever chemicals’ near military bases

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allocate resources to cleaning up toxic PFAS 'forever chemicals' contaminating drinking water near military bases.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19, Higher Ed

Student groups outline COVID-19 higher ed funding needs

A new coalition of student-lead associations and advocacy groups set out priorities for the next coronavirus response package and federal budget.

News Release | TexPIRG | COVID-19

TexPIRG Statement on Gov. Abbott slowing down the state’s reopening

Gov. Greg Abbott halted the process of reopening Texas on Thursday amid a record-setting spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In addition, the governor told four large counties across the state not to allow elective surgeries, to keep from overwhelming hospitals. In response, TexPIRG Director Bay Scoggin released the following statement.

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